Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

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02/08Best blogs on Istanbul & Turkey

Leyla Yvonne Ergil has gathered a list of the best blogs on Istanbul and Turkey. My blog Enjoy Istanbul is mentioned too of course. Check them out! ULTIMATE LIST OF EXPAT BLOGS ON TURKEY By: Leyla Yvonne Ergil In: Daily Sabah There are a wide number of expat bloggers in Turkey sharing their experiences and... Read more »
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25/06Strolling through Istanbul with my book

There is no other city like Istanbul. It is the only metropolis in the world that spans two continents. With my self-guided walks you will be able to enjoy both the past and the contemporary in Turkey’s cultural and commercial capital. As Napoleon reportedly said, ‘If the Earth was a single state, Istanbul would be... Read more »
Small Armenian church in the heart of Kadiköy

18/06Walk through Kadıköy and Moda in Asia

Visit Kadıköy, on the Asian side of Istanbul. Start from Eminönü by ferry boat. Kadıköy is the oldest part of Istanbul, settled in 676 b.C. by Greeks as Chalcedon. Byzantion, on the European side was settled by other Greeks nine years later. The oldest part of the city but certainly not an old fashioned or... Read more »

31/03 Blue Mosque in the heart of old Istanbul

27/03 All things pickled in Kadıköy bazaar

01/03 Salep, a popular hot drink in winter

19/12 Guidebook writer Pat Yale on my e-book

07/05 Discover remarkable Istanbul


18/08Top 10 romantic experiences in Istanbul

“Whether you’re on a once-in-a-lifetime Valentine’s Day trip, a honeymoon, or simply looking for love, Istanbul’s exotic mosaic of tastes, sounds and aromas will surely sweep you away.” Top 10 romantic experiences in Istanbul: 1.)    Take a walk at Akinti Burnu (Arnavutköy) along the Bosporus Straight 2.)    Blend into the local crowd at the Bebek... Read more »
Sitting around the grill at Peymane. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

17/08Turkish & Italian cuisine in Tophane

Are you in for something different? When you enter the new Peymane – La Cucina restaurant in the Tophane neighborhood of Istanbul you will be surprised. The restored old Ottoman buildings next to a historical Italian church and the residence of the Consul-General of Italy, actually houses two different restaurants. On the top floor is... Read more »
Front of Cezayir restaurant. Photo: Sally McDonald

14/08Creative Turkish Cuisine @ Cozy Cezayir

After having been ‘taken for a ride’ the previous evening by a taxi driver, it came as a complete delight to be dropped confidently right at the door of the Cezayir restaurant by the driver. It seemed that he had clearly delivered many a patron to this establishment, indicating to me that the evening was... Read more »

12/08 Culinary creativity @ Ferahfeza restaur..

11/08 Dining at Marriott Asia: wonderful tast..

09/08 Hip and humor in Mama Shelter hotel

08/08 ‘Food Art’ by Chef Rudolf Van Nunen

01/08 Creative food in Park Hyatt Hotel

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